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    Border Patrol Agent-Involved Shooting in Tucson Sector

    by Kristin Tate 24 Oct 2014, 12:39 PM PDT

    HOUSTON, Texas -- One person is dead following a shooting southwest of Tucson. The incident involved one Border Patrol agent, a Tucson-based spokesperson with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told Breitbart Texas.

    The shooting occurred on Friday morning.

    Although Border Patrol confirmed that an agent was involved in the incident, it is unclear if the agent shot the person who died. Very few details surrounding the occurrence are being released at this time.

    No medical transportation was reportedly needed after the incident.

    Often it is Border Patrol agents who are the victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants--many of whom have lengthy criminal histories but remain in the U.S. regardless. In 2013 alone, more than 36,000 criminal illegal immigrants were released onto U.S. soil.

    Those 36,000 criminals were collectively convicted of 88,000 crimes. These convictions include 426 sexual assaults, 303 kidnappings, 193 homicides, 1,317 domestic violence assaults, and 1,724 weapon offenses.
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    Border agent shoots, kills man southwest of Tucson

    Perla Trevizo / Arizona Daily Star
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the scene of a agent-involved shooting on Friday south of Ryan Field west of Tucson.

    12 hours ago • By Perla Trevizo, Carmen Duarte

    A Border Patrol agent shot and killed an armed man during a chase southwest of Tucson on Friday morning.

    Two agents were after several men in the area of South Vahalla and West Zorro roads when one tried to shoot one of the agents, said Sean Chapman, an attorney who is representing one of the agents.

    “One agent fired his weapon in response to being threatened by the man with a side arm,” he said. “The other members of the group ran off, and then agents found rifles on the ground in the area.”

    Chapman said he could not elaborate further.

    According to The Associated Press, the shooting “occurred as two agents conducted a standard surveillance effort known as sign cutting, in which agents search for footprints in the desert.”

    In a prepared statement, Border Patrol Agent Nicole Ballistrea said that at 10:23 a.m. agents assigned to the Tucson Sector reported they were involved in a shooting incident with armed suspects about 10 miles southwest of downtown Tucson.
    No agents were wounded, she said.

    Customs and Border Protection officials told reporters near the scene they couldn’t answer follow-up questions.

    Agency officials did not describe the circumstances that led to the shooting, nor did they release information about the man killed.
    The agency only said agents found multiple firearms at the site and that the area was searched for additional suspects. Helicopters were seen hovering overhead Friday afternoon.

    Paramedics with the Drexel Heights Fire District were dispatched at 10:48 a.m. to be on standby in case medical assistance was needed, said spokeswoman Tracy Koslowski. Paramedics left at about 1 p.m. without having been used, she said.

    At one point, Pima County Sheriff’s Department used cones and a truck to block off Vahalla Road, at the intersection with Valencia Road, saying CBP had expanded its search area. Later, it was moved back a few blocks to around Zorro Road.

    Residential neighborhoods are in the area of the shooting.

    The FBI is the lead agency in the shooting inquiry with support from CBP’s office of internal affairs.

    So far this year, there have been two fatal Border Patrol shootings in the Tucson Sector, one in Cochise County and one in Pima County.

    The local sheriff departments were the lead investigative agencies in both cases. The county attorney offices in both instances declined to prosecute the agents involved.

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